When reading through WBBF routine 1 i read that you should increase the ammount of reps you do each week or increase the weight by 2,5kg and do the same number of reps. Has any one tried this ( i mean increasing the weight each week and still performing the same reps) If so have you seen any gains im thinking of trying it this week.
Last edited by niketpatel71; 05-27-2004 at 04:26 PM.
I don't think theres any other way to get bigger other then regularly raising your weights. So yes, raise them slowly to maintain good form and you will get bigger (with a good healthy diet)
so if i do 5 reps on 90kg and then the following week 5 reps on 92.5 kg am i bound to get bigger.
its not likely that you'd be able to keep up the 2.5kg increase per week for any amount of time.Originally Posted by niketpatel71
Take a light weight move like front raises...starting from 0, in 52 weeks you would theoretically be lifting 130kg...if that doesn't spell "iffy theory" then I dont know what does
the idea of increasing weight is nice...just dont put a number or a percent to it...
work hard, eat well, and get rest and you'll grow.
the weights will take care of themselves
Well the smaller the weight increases are (i use pounds) the less likely you are to hit a wall. When I reach a goal (reps per set) then I increase the weight by 5lbs(10 lbs for db work if ya think about it). For the most part, it takes me about 4-5 weeks to reach my goal. I've been doing this for about 1 year now and have only had one plateau (shoulders, BB shoulder press).
To fix the shoulder problem, I still do the same total # of reps, but I changed the set scheme. Instead of 2x8 (4 min break between sets), I now do 4x4 with a 2 min break between sets. This seems to have helped.
i cant raise the weight by 2.5 a week, usually i only manage 1 or 2kg a fortnight.